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Office of the President

Presidential Communiques

Strategic Planning

Invitation to Strategic Planning sessions

June 13, 2022

New Seminary Dean and VP for Church Relations

North Park University Selects Rev. Dennis R. Edwards, PhD as Dean of North Park Theological Seminary and Vice President for Church Relations

June 3, 2022

Strategic Planning

An invitation to participate in Strategic Planning on campus

June 1, 2022

Gathering Day Summary

President Surridge’s remarks from Gathering Day

May 17, 2022

Gathering Day

An invitation to Gathering Day.

May 12, 2022

Update from President Surridge

President Surridge updates the campus on a variety of topics.

April 22, 2022

Charge to the Graduates

Winter Commencement

December 17, 2021

Rev. Dr. David Kersten to Retire

Kersten served as the Seminary’s 11th Dean

December 1, 2021

130 Stories Kickoff

President Surridge introduces the 130 Stories series which will feature stories of North Park students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends in celebration of North Park University’s 130th anniversary.

August 30, 2021

Gathering Day 2021

President Surridge delivers a State of the University address at Gathering Day.

August 24, 2021

North Park Selects New VP of Student Engagement

Francisco X. Gaytán, Ph.D. will begin on August 23.

August 2, 2021

Update from the President

President Surridge writes with updates for the Fall Semester.

July 1, 2021

North Park Selects New Provost

Michael S. Carr, PhD, to begin July 1 as Provost and Chief Academic Officer.

May 14, 2021

End-of-year Message to the Campus Community

North Park University Successfully Completes the 2020–2021 Academic “Year Like No Other.”

May 10, 2021

Greeting the Spring 2021 Semester

January 19, 2021

Spring Semester Message

North Parker First Word

Introducing Our New Trustees

October 23, 2020

Welcome Back

August 19, 2020

North Park Next Update

March 8, 2020

Pandemic Response

March 2, 2020–Ongoing

Presidential Communiques regarding North Park University’s response to Covid-19 can be found on the dedicated Pandemic Response Planning webpage.

North Park Next Introduction

February 24, 2020

First Word

We Cannot Let this Moment Pass—Challenge and Opportunity at North Park

North Parker, Winter 2020

Introductory Email

First Word

Undergraduate Convocation

August 23, 2019

Gathering Day

August 20, 2019

Inauguration Address

February 15, 2019

Inauguration Luncheon

February 13, 2019

Charge to the Graduates

December 14, 2018